[caption id="attachment_817866" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-817866" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Haris-Sohail_Twitter-Cricket-Australia.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="418" /> Haris Sohail, in his comeback match after returning home from the South Africa tour with a knee injury last year, scored an unbeaten 101 to lift Pakistan to a fighting total in their 50 overs. @Twitter/Cricket Australia[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>Left-hander <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/haris-sohail">Haris Sohail</a> knocked his maiden one-day century to guide <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/pakistan/">Pakistan</a> to 280-5 in the first day-night international against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/australia/">Australia</a> in Sharjah on Friday. <p></p> <p></p>The 30-year-old made 115-ball 101 not out in his comeback match after returning home from the South Africa tour with a knee injury last year, lifting Pakistan to a fighting total in their 50 overs. (<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/pakistan-and-australia-in-uae-2019-201056/live-scores/pakistan-vs-australia-1st-odi-match-189828-summary.html"><strong>Pakistan vs Australia, 1st ODI: LIVE UPDATES</strong></a>) <p></p> <p></p>Pakistan, having rested six of their key players including regular skipper <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/sarfraz-ahmed/">Sarfraz Ahmed</a> to give them break before the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-world-cup-2019">ICC World Cup 2019</a>, won the toss on a flat Sharjah stadium pitch. <p></p> <p></p>Haris, who reached 1,000 runs in his 27th one-day international when on 40, added 98 for the third wicket with Umar Akmal who made 50-ball 49 in his first international match for two years. <p></p> <p></p>Haris took a single to complete his hundred in the last over, finishing with six boundaries and a six. He made his previous best of 89 not out against Zimbabwe in Lahore in 2015. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/pakistan-vs-australia-2019-series-against-australia-was-designed-to-test-our-bench-strength-pakistan-coach-mickey-arthur-817658">Series against Australia was designed to test our bench strength: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Pakistan had handed one-day debuts to opener <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/shan-masood/">Shan Masood</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mohammad-abbas/">Mohammad Abbas</a> -- who have played 15 and 14 Tests respectively. <p></p> <p></p>Masood put on 35 in an opening stand with Imam-ul-Haq (17) before off-spinner Nathan Lyon dismissed Imam in the seventh over, caught and bowled. <p></p> <p></p>Masood, who hit five boundaries in his 62-ball 40, was bowled by paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile who finished with 1-38 in his 10 overs. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/nathan-coulter-nile-aims-to-push-vertigo-issue-behind-for-a-spot-in-the-icc-world-cup-2019-squad-817331">Coulter-Nile determined to push vertigo issue behind for a spot in the World Cup squad</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Umar, who last played for Pakistan in Australia in January 2017, smashed three sixes in one Jhye Richardson over but fell one short of his half century. <p></p> <p></p>Skipper Shoaib Malik fell for 11 and Faheem Ashraf and Imad Wasim scored 28 each. <p></p> <p></p>Wasim hit four boundaries and a six during his 13-ball unbeaten knock, helping Pakistan to 55 runs in the last five overs.